Anglican church suspends US arm over gay marriage

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at a past event. The Anglican church has suspended the Episcopal Church, its US branch, for three years for approving gay marriages. AFP PHOTO | CARL DE SOUZA

What you need to know:

  • The religious leaders had gathered in England at the invitation of Anglican Communion leader Justin Welby, Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • Homosexuality is either illegal or strongly taboo in several countries with large Anglican congregations.

LONDON
The Anglican church on Thursday said it had suspended the Episcopal Church, its US branch, for three years after it approved ceremonies for same-sex marriages.

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